The Northern Sea Route, which can cut 12 to 15 days off voyage times between Asia and North Europe compared to the traditional Suez Canal routing, is currently only usable during the summer season, but could be open year-round by 2020.
Major freight railroads in the United States employed 152,718 workers as of the middle of July 2016, up 0.19 percent from the previous month but down 10.71 percent year-over-year, according to data from the Surface Transportation Board.
Chinese e-commerce solutions provider Baozun Inc. created Baotong E-logistics, a wholly-owned warehousing and logistics subsidiary.
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The Jacksonville, Fla.-based railway will construct a $270 million intermodal rail hub in Rocky Mount, N.C. in addition to launching a new intermodal rail service within the state between the Port of Wilmington and Charlotte.
The German ocean carrier said the 20 percent year-over-year drop in revenues to $2.1 billion for the quarter reflected subdued economic growth in many parts of the world, tough competition in the liner shipping industry and falling freight rates.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $98.9 million criminal fine for its involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices on international ocean shipments of roll-on/roll-off cargo.